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aka GHP&W 7. Kings Point (KP) is to the United States Merchant Marine Academy as Fort Schuyler is to SUNY Maritime College or Traverse City is to Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Today’s post is intended to introduce some of the KP boats; if you’re interested in the buildings that have expanded beyond the former waterfront estate of Walter Chrysler, click here for a fabulously detailed USACE report on the USMMA’s historic district. Walter Chrysler is himself quite the interesting character. Click here for the USMMA Foundation’s newsletter.
The boat above–Tortuga or ex-Georgina–was in the basin until last Wednesday. Today’s post and tomorrow’s feature photos taken Wednesday and Thursday.
The blue-hulled Liberator and the tug Elizabeth Anne are two of USMMA’s vessels.
The USCG boats docked at KP include a 29′ RB-S II in front of an RB-S. Tortuga is to the motor vessel to the left.
The white building slightly left of center below is the former Chrysler estate.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
For clarification of geography, King’s Point is the first Nassau County town when you drive east from northernmost Queens, i.e., it’s Long Island, no longer NYC.
A lot has happened here in 10 days, although the fotos here reveal none of it. The sixth boro has its way of obscuring change, seasonal or otherwise. I know folks within 10 miles of this waterway who have no power yet and who have tossed to curb-side trash picker-uppers most of their water-befouled furniture, appliances, books, etc.
But along the KVK, Chem Antares (ex-Sichem Unicorn) transfers fluids, while
Torm Sara waits to do the same. [Doubleclick enlarges most fotos.]
Kings Point Liberator inspects other vessels along the KVK. I’d never guessed she had a wooden hull.
To get a sense of scale on ATB Freeport, note the two crew outside the wheelhouse.
So far, Freeport is the only of the US Shipping Partners 12,000 hp ATBs. Some years back, I was fortunate to have caught one of their ITBs–Philadelphia– high and dry, here and here. For an update on Philadelphia‘s current location/status, read Harold’s comment below. Thanks, much . . . Harold.
Oh, by the way, four days from now will be the sixth boro’s 19th annual tugboat race. See you there?